Ian Swedish

Senior Vice President,
Philadelphia, PA

Ian Swedish, Senior Vice President, is a member of the CCS executive team leading the Philadelphia, Australia, and networked nonprofit markets. His work spans organisations that are regional, national, and global in scale. Ian joined CCS in 2010 and brings over 18 years of experience overlapping support in the nonprofit and private sectors as a consultant and manager. He counsels nonprofit clients in strategic planning initiatives, feasibility analysis, data analytics, capital campaigns, and broad scale plan activation. He has led transformational initiatives across all sectors and the globe for clients that generate annual philanthropic  revenue ranging from $3 million to $1 billion. Ian has developed a deep skillset on the intersection of data and fundraising strategy. He led the firm’s data analytics special strategic planning initiative to develop a shared service platform working across CCS that provides stand-alone services such as predictive modeling, forecasting, and benchmarking for fundraising strategy and planning.

Additionally, Ian provides leadership of a private family foundation guiding strategy for over $50 million in assets and its annual philanthropic distribution. The foundation supports charities across the globe to create a more socially equitable and just world through the lens of education and opportunity. Ian also serves as a Board member for various organisations working in the nonprofit and education space.

He currently serves on boards at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan and at Moonstone Inc. He is also a Founding Advisor of Feeding America’s Population Health Program. Ian is an active member of the Philadelphia community. One of the greatest joys of his life has been as a foster parent.

Ian holds an MBA and MPP from the Ross School of Business and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. He received a BA from the University of Vermont and studied at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales.